Then the union called him a whore.
Contract negotiations are usually a quiet affair, but Republican Gov.-elect Scott Walker ignited a bitter debate when he demanded last month that the current administration stop negotiations.
He said he wanted state workers to make deeper concessions to help him deal with a projected $150 million deficit in the current fiscal year and a projected $3.3 billion shortfall in the next two-year state budget. He even went so far as to say he might consider abolishing state employee unions.
On Wisconsin. Republicans swept both state houses:
Democrats currently control the Assembly 49-45 with two independents and three vacancies. Democrats have an 18-15 majority in the Senate. In January Republicans will hold a 60-38-1 majority in the Assembly and 19-14 in the Senate.
Oh, look, Dem U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl is under 50%.
Let's stun some more Dems.